The nine chapters in this volume cover just under ten weeks of diplomatic negotiations. As in the previous volume there is at least on the British side no halting-place or decisive date during the period. Nevertheless, the weeks from June 8 to August 14, 1939, include a significant phase of the Anglo-Franco-Russian negotiations. This phase began with Mr. Strang's arrival in Moscow to assist His Majesty's Ambassador, and ended with the opening If military discussions with the Russians. The instructions to the British Military Mission are printed in an appendix to the present volume.